VA Makes Strides on Reducing Claims Backlog

The federal initiative to provide timely decisions on disability payments to Veterans has crossed a major milestone in its final sprint to eliminate the backlog of Veterans’ benefits claims. Continue reading

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VA Rule Change Proposal Needs Your Input

Catch-22 rule currently leaves some veterans graves unmarked, and forgotten. You can help change the rules!

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VA to Expedite Claims Decisions for Veterans

The Department of Veterans Affairs announced today it is implementing an initiative to expedite compensation claims decisions for Veterans who have waited one year or longer. Effective today, VA claims raters will make provisional decisions on the oldest claims in inventory, which will allow Veterans to begin collecting compensation benefits more quickly, if eligible. Veterans will be able to submit additional evidence for consideration a full year after the provisional rating, before VA issues a final decision. Continue reading

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Wisconsin Veterans Reunion

Food, Games, Music, Raffles, Information Booths, Camaraderie, Family Fun. Proceeds to benefit the Honor Flight. This reunion event seeks to provide information on programs available to veterans in the realms of medical and psychological treatment, financial resources, retirement planning, pension, housing, education and much more.

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The American Veteran – March 2011

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The American Veteran – March 2011

Click to watch this month’s installment of The American Veteran. Continue reading

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President Signs Improvements to Post-9/11 GI Bill

WASHINGTON – To bring the educational benefits of the Post-9/11 GI Bill closer to more Veterans and Service Members, President Obama signed legislation Jan. 4 that streamlines the 18-month-old education program administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). “Since the first GI Bill in 1944, this unique educational program has adapted to the needs of America’s Veterans, active-duty personnel, reservists and Guardsmen,” said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki. Continue reading

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